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Lord of Fortune

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Legendary Rogues Book 3

by Darcy Burke

File Size: 5863 KB

Print Length: 366 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: Intrepid Reads (April 24, 2018)

Publication Date: April 24, 2018

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Language: English

ASIN: B07BT3GFQR

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Publisher’s Description:

 

Dashing adventurer Penn Bowen is dedicated to preserving Britain’s history and his carefree, bachelor lifestyle. He’s happiest when he’s in pursuit of knowledge and the occasional liaison with the right woman. So he’s more than a little perturbed when the wrong woman inserts herself into his latest quest—proving that a valuable artifact in Oxford’s museum is a fake. Amelia Gardiner is smart and capable…and determined to prove that Penn is wrong about the treasure her grandfather found.

Amelia won’t allow Penn to denigrate her family’s legacy, and she certainly won’t join the ranks of women who throw themselves at his feet. As secretive and dangerous factions infiltrate their hunt, Amelia and Penn must work together to stay one step ahead. But passion ignites between them and suddenly their alliance is more than a simple convenience. When peril strikes too close, they’ll risk everything they hold dear: family, honor, and a chance for the greatest treasure of all—love.

 

My Thoughts:

 

I really loved this book. It has an adventurousness that draws the reader in and reminds me of some love/adventure movies that I have been addicted to in the past, although they were of a contemporary nature and not historical like this is. Romancing The Stone comes to mind.

Penn Bowen is an adventurer who follows his instincts as far as antiquities go. He is on the trail of a dagger and just as he recovers it another person, a woman in disguise as a man demands he hand it over. Then to both of their surprise someone else takes it from them.
Amelia Gardiner is the daughter of the man who hid the dagger that Penn has recovered. The item in question is part of a trio of antiquities linked together. Penn is certain that at least one is a fake, that item is in a museum and was also recovered by Amelia’s deceased father.
Will their quest to recover the dagger and Penn’s need to prove the valuable artifact in Oxford’s museum is a fake lead to love or heartache for this unlikely pair.
I gave this book 4.75 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 3.5 of 5.0 flames.
This book is more adventure than steamy love scenes.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from the Author and Publisher to read and review. This in no way affected my opinion of this title which I read and reviewed voluntarily.

Excerpt:

Copyright © Darcy Burke ~ April, 2018

“Marsaili?” The undeniable concern in Callum’s tone, almost undid Marsaili. “What is it, lass? What’s vexing ye? Are ye afraid? I’ll protect ye, dunnae fash yerself.”

The emotions she’d been holding within her roiled. “Stop!” she barked, his concern shredding the invisible binds that held her together. “I kinnae—” She gulped. “I kinnae take yer kindness. I dunnae—” She shook her head, choking on her words. Gulping again, she continued, tears now streaming down her cheeks. “I dunnae ken what to think or what to do. Or what is truly right. I’m alone, all alone in this. I have to be strong.” She pressed her lips together on saying more, on saying too much.

Suddenly, she was being turned around to face Callum. His hands felt like fire pokers on her skin. Or perhaps it was her? Was she feverish? Her heart pounded a desperate beat, and that same frenzied desperation sent her blood rushing through her veins to roar in her ears. Her stomach felt hollow, and as his gaze pierced her very soul, he said, “Let me help ye. Tell me what ye fear.”

The truth clawed its way up, and she worried she’d not be able to hold it in, so she did the only thing she could. She rose up on her tiptoes and kissed him. Her heart lurched as he stiffened. He was going to push her away! But a growl seemed to come from deep within him, and he delved his hands into her hair to cradle her head and slant his mouth over hers. The kiss tore through every defense she possessed. It was violent in its passion and blissful in the way it seared her from the inside out.

Her hands had been clenched at her sides, but as his tongue slid inside her mouth and his heat consumed her, she could not hold back. She ran her hands up his thick arms to his shoulders and dug her fingers into the muscle there. Their tongues met, swirled, and retreated, as he ravished her mouth and her senses. Every memory she had worked so hard to repress flooded her. Each touch they had shared. Each kiss. The moment they had become one. She whimpered, when his lips found her neck, and then he stilled and jerked away.



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The Devil in Plaid

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by Lily Baldwin

File Size: 7348 KB

Print Length: 177 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: Duncurra LLC

Publication Date: April 30, 2018

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Language: English

ASIN: B07BP9LPWD

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A passion too intense to deny…

Lady Fiona MacDonnell is certain Laird Jamie MacLeod is the devil himself. Their clans are sworn enemies, each steeped in hatred born from a long-standing feud. But when threatened by a powerful neighboring clan, they must unite to survive.

The Devil has never been hotter, his angel never so fine, but will their forced marriage be hell on Earth or together will they find heaven?



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MacDougall Legacy Book 1

by Eliza Knight

File Size: 7116 KB

Print Length: 284 pages

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Publication Date: March 17, 2017

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Language: English

ASIN: B06XCXCQJS

File Size: 7116 KB

Print Length: 284 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publication Date: March 17, 2017

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Language: English

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When darkness falls… Only true love can save them…

Beiste MacDougall has only just found himself as laird of his clan after a brutal attack from Vikings leaves his father slain. On the night of his sire’s death, a beautiful woman comes to his castle begging for help, calling upon a vow their clans had made years before. Though he’d rather wallow in his pain, Beiste is tempted by the lass, the secrets she holds, and the chance at retribution she brings.

Lady Elle Cam’béal is desperate to save her brother and her clan from the vile clutches of her Viking enemies. But there is only one man who can help her, a handsome, provocative laird with a beastly temper. When he locks her in a chamber, she is visited by an apparition, and left with a secret that changes her destiny. Elle must figure out a way to accept her fate, but also forge a future of her own choosing.

As battles and treachery rain down upon them, Beiste and Elle find unlikely allies in each other, and a few stolen moments of passion that bring light from the shadows…

A much smaller, novella-length version of this story appeared originally in the Once Upon a Haunted Castle anthology.

This extended version is twice the original size!



Love Beyond Time

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A Scottish Time Travel Romance

Book 1 ~ Morna’s Legacy Series

by Bethany Claire

#1 Amazon Bestseller in Time Travel Romance

by USA TODAY Bestselling Author, Bethany Claire

52% Five Star Reviews

File Size: 5330 KB

Print Length: 280 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: Bethany Claire Books

Publication Date: November 16, 2013

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B00GQDIJZS

Digital List Price: $0.99

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Publisher’s Description:

 

Do You Love Sexy Highlanders, Romance, Magic, and Mystery? “Love Beyond Time” will make you laugh, cry, and leave you eager for more.

It began nearly four hundred years ago. The Conall clan and all their people were murdered in a surprise attack, their beloved castle and all evidence of who destroyed them burned to the ground with their bodies. In the centuries following, archaeologists searched through the ruins looking for any evidence of what or who had caused the untimely demise of such a powerful Scottish clan. All efforts were fruitless, until a spell put in place by an ancient Conall ancestor finally began to work its magic…

Texas kindergarten teacher, Brielle Montgomery, finds comfort in the mundane routines of her life, but when her archaeologist mother asks her to accompany her on a dig in Scotland, she decides to step out of her comfort zone. Once in Scotland, they discover a secret spell room below the castle ruins, and Bri finds herself transported back in time and suddenly married to the castle’s ill-fated Laird. Now, she must work to change the fate of his people, all while trying to find a way to return to her home and century. But with each passing day, Bri finds herself falling more deeply in love with her new husband. If she can find a spell to bring her home, will she use it? And if she stays, will it ultimately mean her own death as well?

“Be swept away by Bethany Claire’s miraculous love story that transcends time and space. Sexy, Scottish, time-travel. It doesn’t get much better than this.”

DeWanna Pace, NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Author

Read all the books in Morna’s Legacy Series.

You should read them in the following order:

Love Beyond Time (Book 1)

Love Beyond Reason (Book 2)

A Conall Christmas – A Novella (Book 2.5)

Love Beyond Hope (Book 3)

Love Beyond Measure (Book 4)

In Due Time – A Novella (Book 4.5)

Love Beyond Compare (Book 5)

Love Beyond Dreams (Book 6)

Love Beyond Belief (Book 7)

A McMillan Christmas – A Novella (Book 7.5)

Love Beyond Reach (Book 8)

Morna’s Magic & Mistletoe – A Novella (Book 8.5)

Love Beyond Words (Book 9)

Love Beyond Wanting (Book 10)

Love Beyond Destiny (Book 11)

The following collections are also available:

Morna’s Legacy Books: 1, 2, 2.5, & 3

Morna’s Legacy Books: 4, 4.5, & 5

Morna’s Legacy Books: 6, 7, & 7.5

    



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